Travel & Parking

ARRIVAL TIMES

From 5 am to 7 am, all routes to downtown, with the exception of Saginaw Street, will be open to traffic.

At 7:00 am all streets around the course are closed.

Race Day Packet Pick Up and Late Registration begin at 6 am. If you’ve already picked up your packet, plan to arrive, park and be ready in your corral by 7:40 am to guarantee a spot in your corral.

FREE PARKING & SHUTTLE SERVICES TO AND FROM START AREA/FINISH AREAS

Parking lots in and around the downtown area fill up early. This year we highly recommend using our free and easily accessible parking and shuttle service.

This is how it works. Park your vehicle (free of charge) at the McLaren Medical Testing Lab located at 4400 S. Saginaw Street (on the southwest corner of Atherton & Saginaw Streets), approximately 2.5 miles from the start/finish. Shuttle buses will transport participants and spectators to Third Street between Stevens and Wallenberg streets, approximately 2-3 blocks from the start/finish. The shuttle service begins at 6 am from McLaren and will run a continuous loop until 3 pm. The last shuttle to McLaren will depart from Third Street at 3pm.

ADDITIONAL PARKING

If you choose not to use the shuttle service, parking is available in several locations around the downtown area on Crim morning.

Coming into Flint on Flushing Road/Robert T. Longway, or via 475, the University of Michigan William White lot offers a substantial number of parking spaces. This lot is located on the corner of Saginaw St. and Robert T. Longway, across from Rally’s.

Crim participants arriving from the west can find parking in the Carriage Town area, located just west of the Flint River, off of Grand Traverse St. A footbridge connects that side of the river with the downtown – start line area.

From the south and I-69, parking is available in the Flint City Hall area, near the corner of Saginaw and Court Street.

Additional parking spaces are found scattered throughout the downtown area.

HOTEL INFORMATION

WELCOME 2017 CRIM PARTICIPANTS AND FAMILIES!

Blocks of hotel rooms at reduced rates have been made available. Contact the hotel of your choice by the date indicated in order to receive the discounted rate.  If you need further assistance, contact Mona Murphy, at the Flint and Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau. Office: 810-600-1453 Cell: 810-348-9208, e-mail: mmurphy@flintandgenesee.org

Holiday Inn Express – Downtown Flint Campus – $169.99
1150 Robert T. Longway Blvd. Flint, MI 48503 (Longway Blvd at I-475)
Phone: 810-238-7744            Fax: 810-238-4199
To obtain this reduced rate, make reservations by August 1, 2017 and mention block code: CRM when calling hotel directly. Amenities included: hot breakfast, fitness center, business center & wireless Internet. Hotel is 1.3 miles from downtown. Shuttle to and from downtown upon request at check-in.

Wingate Inn by Wyndam – $119.99
1359 Grand Pointe Court Grand Blanc, MI 48439 (Hill Rd. at I-475)
Phone: 810-694-9900           Fax: 810-694-9902
To obtain this reduced rate, make reservations by July 25, 2017 and mention block code: CRIM17 when calling hotel directly. Amenities included: hot breakfast, pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, wireless internet, laundry center. Hotel is 6.2 miles from downtown. Shuttle to and from downtown upon request at check-in.

Best Western – Flint Airport  $104
6075 Hill 23 Dr. Flint, MI 48507 (Hill Rd at US-23)
Ph: 810-233-9000          Fax: 810-233-5286
To obtain this reduced rate, make reservations by August 4, 2017 and mention block code: CRIMFEST2017 when calling hotel directly. Amenities included: continental breakfast, pool, sauna, spa, laundry center, business center & wireless Internet. Hotel is 7.1 miles from downtown. Shuttle to and from downtown upon request at check-in.

Holiday Inn – Flint / Grand Blanc – $109
5353 Gateway Centre, Flint, MI 48507 (Hill Rd at US-23)
Ph: 810-232-5300          Fax: 810-232-9806
To obtain this reduced rate, reservations must be made directly with Krista Mayhew, Sales Manager by August 4, 2017. Amenities included: hot breakfast available from 6:30 a.m.- 10 a.m., pool, hot tub, fitness center, laundry center, business center, wireless Internet, game room, J Porter’s Restaurant and Pub onsite. Hotel is 7.5 miles from downtown. Shuttle to and from downtown is not available.

Comfort Inn & Suites – Grand Blanc – $120
9040 Holly Rd. Grand Blanc, MI 48439 (exit 108 Holly Rd. at I-75)
Phone: 810-694-0000           Fax: 810-694-0155
To obtain this reduced rate, make reservations by August 15, 2017 and mention block code: CRIM Festival of Races when calling hotel directly. Amenities included: breakfast, pool, business center, wireless Internet. Hotel is 7.6 miles from downtown. Shuttle to and from downtown is not available.

Hampton Inn and Suites – $124
6060 Rashelle Dr. Flint, MI 48507 (Hill at US-23)
Phone: 810-234-8400   Fax: 810-234-8464
To obtain this reduced rate, make reservations by August 5, 2017 and mention block code: CRI when calling hotel directly. Amenities included: hot breakfast, pool, fitness center, laundry center, wireless Internet. Hotel is 7.2 miles from downtown. Shuttle to and from downtown is not available.

Quality Inn – Flint Airport – $65
2361 Austin Parkway Flint, MI 48507 (Miller Rd at I-75)
Ph: 810-232-4222        Fax: 810-232-9625
To obtain this reduced rate, make reservations by August 11, 2017 and mention block code: CRIMFEST17 when calling hotel directly. Amenities included: hot breakfast, pool, fitness center, laundry center, business center & wireless internet. Hotel is 4.9 miles from hotel.  Shuttle to and from downtown upon request at check-in.